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Chandler, S.E., 1973. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FIRE REPORTS FROM FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1972. Fire Research Notes 967
A preliminary analysis shows that there were 290 343 fires attended by fire brigades in the United Kingdom in 1972. Fatal casualties reached an all-time high of 952 of which 12 were fire brigade personnel (seven in one fire); the number of non-fatal casualties was 5963. The direct financial loss due to fire in the United Kingdom was estimated by the British Insurance Association as Â£141.2 M.